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    If we are judging from a dramatic and literary perspective then, Altair is the best character to me. He never asked our sympathy, he never lapsed into sentiment but he managed to win us over by being compelling and interesting, because his core and being, his stoic and curious personality, was enough to win us over. He's a guy who is never at peace with himself and he understood his life as a contradiction that could never be resolved. Those kind of contradictory characters who never find resolution are just automatically more compelling than others. So Altair and, and after him, I'd put Connor, because their conflict, their issues are genuinely interesting because there's no real resolution to their stories and they can never be at peace.

    In terms of historical characters, it would have to be Blackbeard and Mary Reade...they were both historical figures and yet they were also characters we came to know and care about a great deal. Whereas in the other games, even Leonardo in AC2 to some extent, they were still kind of caricaturish.

    In Modern Day, it has to be Subject 16...
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    Originally Posted by pacmanate Go to original post

    Personally, I think Edward has the best written story and the best character development. Add in the gameplay mechanics and it's my favourite Assassin's Creed.

    To link into another thread about trilogys for characters to see character development; I can honestly say that Black Flag was so well written that Edward only needed one game. Sure, I wouldn't say no to a sequel if it ever happened, but I'm very content with what we have. Every sequence progressed Edward in some way or form.
    Agreeing with this sentiment as the AC games with better story writing seem to simultaneously produce the better characters as well; lately for Unity and Syndicate apart from the main protagonists I find it more difficult to remember any other notable characters in either games, with the exception of Bellec and Henry Green respectively.
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    Character story/development/personality: Altair, Connor, Evie, Ezio and Edward

    Voice: Arno, Haytham, Ezio, Altair, Al Mualim

    Supporting characters: Mary Read, Yusuf Tazim, Leonardo
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    Originally Posted by pacmanate Go to original post
    Edward by far.

    His story wasn't a revenge story.
    You saw both sides of the Templars and Assassin's from an outside view.
    Matt Ryan is an amazing voice actor. Fair enough he used his own voice, but there was not one moment where he was off in tone which can't be said for others. He was very consistent.
    Character development is also another reason. You saw him start off selfish and you grew with Edward as the story progressed and saw him grow wiser.

    Personally, I think Edward has the best written story and the best character development. Add in the gameplay mechanics and it's my favourite Assassin's Creed.

    To link into another thread about trilogys for characters to see character development; I can honestly say that Black Flag was so well written that Edward only needed one game. Sure, I wouldn't say no to a sequel if it ever happened, but I'm very content with what we have. Every sequence progressed Edward in some way or form.
    This exactly.

    I haven't done one of those protagonist ranking things in a while, at least post-ACS, so here goes.

    Edward>Ezio>Altair>Connor>Evie>Shay>Arno>Aveline>J acob
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    Originally Posted by pacmanate Go to original post
    Edward by far.

    His story wasn't a revenge story.
    You saw both sides of the Templars and Assassin's from an outside view.
    Matt Ryan is an amazing voice actor. Fair enough he used his own voice, but there was not one moment where he was off in tone which can't be said for others. He was very consistent.
    Character development is also another reason. You saw him start off selfish and you grew with Edward as the story progressed and saw him grow wiser.

    Personally, I think Edward has the best written story and the best character development. Add in the gameplay mechanics and it's my favourite Assassin's Creed.

    To link into another thread about trilogys for characters to see character development; I can honestly say that Black Flag was so well written that Edward only needed one game. Sure, I wouldn't say no to a sequel if it ever happened, but I'm very content with what we have. Every sequence progressed Edward in some way or form.
    This.

    I don't think Edward needs a sequel. He's one of the main reasons for why AC4 is my favourite game in the franchise.

    After that I'd have to say either Altair or Connor for the same reasons as VestigialLlama4. Their voice actors weren't great but their stories, their struggles and how they perceived the world were interesting.
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    connor i loved playing him the whole ac3 story amazing,i also love black flag edward excellent too
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    Originally Posted by jacqulina Go to original post
    connor i loved playing him the whole ac3 story amazing,i also love black flag edward excellent too
    Welcome to the forum. It's a pleasure your first post is in my thread. I don't answer too much on this one because it's a thread based on the opinions of others, but don't worry, I still read every comment in the thread I make. ^-^
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    Edward

    Now, though Jacob for his recklessness, agressiveness, smartass comments, etc
    Evie for her calm veneer, rational thinking, her focus on things important to her, plus her cute crush on Henry
    Hands down those 2

    Whys everyone love Ezio soooo much, I liked him so don't be hating, but just curious, he has a huge fan club
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    Originally Posted by Sorrosyss Go to original post
    Modern Day:

    Warren Vidic. It was a shame to lose him, as his VA really instilled a great intelligence and mystery to the guy. He just had a great villain voice.
    ^ This. I wouldn't go so far as to say he's objectively the best character (or even my biggest favorite), but he is always the first one that comes to mind when talking about great AC characters. That voice could make the phonebook sound evil just by reading it aloud. The best moment for me in Rogue was when he appeared in one of Otso Berg's flashbacks, lol.
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    Originally Posted by SixKeys Go to original post
    ^ This. I wouldn't go so far as to say he's objectively the best character (or even my biggest favorite), but he is always the first one that comes to mind when talking about great AC characters. That voice could make the phonebook sound evil just by reading it aloud. The best moment for me in Rogue was when he appeared in one of Otso Berg's flashbacks, lol.
    I agree with both, the original games had all the proper ingredients to succeed: a modern day hero, a modern day villain, a historical day hero, etc.

    It's a shame the MD is such a mess today.
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